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Regions are the local voice of USGBC.

Join one of our regions and experience the heart of our grassroots efforts to transform the built environment. USGBC regions promote our global mission at the community level.

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More than 22,000 have joined USGBC nationwide.

Our local network promotes sustainable building, advocates for green building policies and builds networks of allies where it matters most — in the local community.

As a local member, you can:

  • Connect with green building peers within your community
  • Strengthen your leadership and management skills
  • Access USGBC education and training resources
  • Make an immediate and measurable difference in your community, while contributing to the larger green building movement

Every region tells a story about our mission

The diversity of local members, the depth of their passion and the creativity of their innovation drive the success of the green building industry. The stories of their successes and strategies can inspire your next great idea.

In Community 2016-05-26 16:02

Webinar on May 26 for building professionals (USGBC Wisconsin)

Seventhwave, USGBC member, education partner and USGBC Wisconsin local community sponsor, is presenting an online training session on zero net energy on May 26, 2016 from 12:00–1:30 p.m. Central.  Buildings that produce more energy than they consume, commonly defined as zero-net-energy (ZNE) buildings, have moved from concept to reality in recent years. Can you achieve ZNE commercial buildings at little to no cost premium? Join Seventhwave for a free, on-demand webinar...

In Community 2016-05-26 15:06

Walkability along the Wasatch Front (USGBC Utah)

The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), a local metropolitan planning organization, has created a great new tool to measure walkability along the Wasatch Front in Utah. Here's what the walkability site says about the project: The study of Urban Street Design is an emerging field of research that uses quantifiable measurements to account for intangible design qualities. Until recently, measures to characterize street design have been abstract and inconsistent. A group of experts in...

In Community 2016-05-26 13:53

Sign up for a year of unlimited access to Education @USGBC (USGBC Minnesota)

Subscribe today to enjoy one year of unlimited access to Education @USGBC. Access best-in-class sustainability and green building education to grow your knowledge and fulfill continuing education for LEED credentials, AIA, and others. At $199, an annual subscription to Education @USGBC includes The LEED v4 web-based reference guide. The ability to learn anytime from anywhere in the world, with online and offline components. Content in eight languages that is regularly updated and...

In Community 2016-05-25 15:59

Keeping pace with EPAD (USGBC Kentucky)

With the passage in late April of an ordinance in metro Louisville, Kentucky now has seven Energy Project Assessment Districts (EPAD), called PACE, or “Property Assessed Clean Energy” elsewhere in the United States. 

 Thanks to the efforts of many, including the Kentucky EPAD Council, Harshaw Trane and Frost Brown Todd, Kentucky now counts itself among the 35 states that have enabled legislation for EPAD projects. In fact, our first EPAD transaction has already been...

Emerging Professionals enhance their communities

USGBC's Emerging Professionals program provides unique opportunities for millennials to lead, take action, and share life together.


Lead or participate in a local green building experiences or events.


Gain access to USGBC’s green building education, LEED project experience and LEED exam support.


Cultivate a local and global community of action orientented peers, via gatherings and events.

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Transform your campus with USGBC Students

Representing students from all disciplines, student groups are a way for hundreds of young leaders to come together and participate in hands-on green building experiences on their own campuses. We help students integrate sustainability themes into their coursework and advocate for sustainable university practices and policies.

USGBC students receive:

  • Discounts on local membership and admission to events including Greenbuild
  • Complimentary or discounted access to many LEED education materials
  • Access to a network of local professionals, and opportunities to engage in national programs and events, such as Campus Conservation Nationals.

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